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Page 1 - Dan Alex MacLeod: a Working Life

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1986/1/1 (1476 reads)
 

Dan Alex MacLeod: a Working Life (Before there was ever a mine at Stirling, was it you or your grandfather heard of it?) Both of us. The first time we heard it, one stormy night, I happened to go out--see, we had no inside toilets then--I could hear this roaring going over here, So I told my grandfather, and he came out to listen to it, "Oh," he said, "that's the forerunner of somebody getting killed or something." So, I don't know how many years after that that the mines started, and you could hear the same noise. The last time she started, I heard it three different times, I was saying there were three people going to be killed there, and there were. (Do you have any visions of it returning again?) Oh, it's going to return. We've heard it since the mine stopped. But when, we don't know. Even o- ver there, we heard a diamond drill. It must be electric or something. There was no exhaust. But you could hear, you know, the way they grind. And it's in April you hear those things. (Have you heard it re? cently?) Ch, about 7 years ago.
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